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J.J. Abrams has a lot of pressure to deliver with the first trailer for December 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII. So, what do we hope that he chooses to include in the first teaser (when it eventually drops)? Let’s run through the options.
Watching Smith – who is a gifted gabber, if nothing else – relay the pure joy felt when walking on the walkway (bridge? deck??) of the Millennium Falcon will make you feel like you are 9 again, ready to enjoy the magical wonder of the movies that was generated by movies like Star Wars.
Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher and casting agent Bryan Lourd. The Sun states that she was cast because of her similarity to Carrie Fisher, though you never know HOW J.J. Abrams plans to use her.
Tom Cruise is still one of the biggest stars in the universe. Edge Of Tomorrow is going to be considered an “underperformer” even though it could end up grossing $400 million worldwide. If a guy has a history of smash movies that continues until today, and he's a buddy of Abrams, and he's a Star Wars fan, you don't think Disney is going to act on that until now?
Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. The reports of the Star Wars delays being substantial are loud (and frequent) enough that they have to be discussed.
Have a big gripe about how JJ Abrams is handling Star Wars: Episode VII so far? Alexandre O. Philippe is ready to hear you out, and possibly put you into his next film!
Could Simon Pegg, like J.J. Abrams, be one of the few to successfully dip a toe into the two biggest sci-fi properties in the geek community? It’s possible.
The information about John Boyega isn’t the only update shared on the site. The moles at L-R believe that Star Wars: Episode VII is going to have a female villain, and they are pretty confident that she will be a Sith.
So what do we think of the older, wiser Luke Skywalker? He’s fitting the bill once served by his mentor, Obi-Wan, possibly taking new Jedi under his wing and preparing them for new challenges that will threaten the rebel alliance (as well as the galaxy). So yeah, basically he looks like an older actor.
JJ Abrams has been widely known for using his “mystery box” approach to making movies, in order to reserve the audience's reactions for their first viewing. This makes the fact that he actually tweeted a photo with some crucial details from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII all the more awesome.
What do you guys think? Are you glad that an undercover mole is sharing all of these exclusive photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? Would you rather wait until December 2015?
It's like the geek gods (or you know Disney producers) heard the outcry for more heroines and gave us a response so good it seemed impossible to believe. The goddess of the red carpet and Game of Thrones' Brienne of Tarth in one movie together!? I was overwhelmed with joy and so I took to Twitter.
With J.J. Abrams recent casting of Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, the accusations of his cast lacking diversity seem to be wearing thin. Though if you knew where to look in his previous career, you'd be able to see that it really wasn't going to ever be a big problem in the first place.
Not that Jim Henson’s Creature Shop had anything to do with Star Wars: Episode VII in the first place… or any past Star Wars film, for that matter. While it’s true George Lucas approached Jim Henson back in the day to design the Yoda puppet for Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Henson was too bogged down with running his own company, and passed.
"The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” says director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII."
J.J. Abrams understands that in order to bring the fans back, he needs to bring the magic back as well. With the intense rumor that Drew Struzan is on board to craft the film's poster art, things look just that much more hopeful.
As anxious as we all are about Star Wars: Episode VII, you have to imagine that the pressure is on for J.J. Abrams, the cast and crew of the film, all of whom are likely hoping to put out a film that will live up to the high hopes and expectations of the generations of Star Wars fans. J.J. Abrams apparently recognizes the value of some words of motivation...
Many – myself included – assumed that Driver would be evil from the very beginning, a vicious threat that original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher would have to do away with. However, that might not be entirely accurate,
More than likely, this is a misdirection. Films shoot under working titles all of the time, and they rarely have anything to do with the finished film or title. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, for example, filmed under the working title Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination.
Dropping character “selfies” on the Star Wars Instagram account is nothing new. In fact, the account launched with an imposing “selfie” of Lord Vader taken during a particularly brutal battle from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Star Wars: Episode VII, to me, needs to pull off some of the magic that J.J. Abrams poured into his Star Trek reboot. It needs to rekindle the passion, amusement and nostalgia that fans used to hold for the series. Star Trek made me care deeply about Star Trek again. I want him to do the same for Star Wars.
It seems like either the franchise is up to its old tricks, or it’s the beginning of a new and exciting era, and Mark Hamill has a little something to say that may or may not be the opening shots to this latest Internet debate.
Are we looking at the son of Luke Skywalker? Possibly. And these five films confirm that if, indeed, that’s the direction J.J. Abrams wants to go in Star Wars: Episode VII, the role is in very good hands.
One name tripped us up, though. Who is Daisy Ridley? She is occupying the couch with Harrison Ford at the Star Wars table read. But her name never surfaced as numerous actresses showed up for auditions at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production facilities.
How do we feel? Genuinely excited. Downright thrilled. The natural cynicism that clouds most online movie reporting has dissipated, especially on the Twitter snark machine. A welcome sense of optimism envelops this simple cast photo, featuring a group of actors and a director taking part in a table read. It’s as though we’ve all forgotten Episode I: The Phantom Menace even happened!